Social Work Practice Placements

Author: Sue Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473911036
Format: PDF, Mobi
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All social work students must undertake Practice Placements in the second and final years of their programme and the placement is a crucial area of assessment for passing the degree course. This book will help to develop student's critical thinking, analytic and reflective skills as they progress through their two placements. It will help them build a successful practice portfolio and understand exactly how they fit into the myriad of other professionals and services that make up day to day reality of practice. Crucially, this book will also feature a chapter on developing these skills into the workplace. Uniquely, it argues that becoming a competent and thriving social worker is dependent on success in the placement.

Practice placement in social work

Author: Bellinger, Avril
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447318641
Format: PDF, Docs
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Involved in educating social work professionals? Overwhelmed and demoralised by the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation? This unique book written by practice educators, students and academics offers hope. This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements addresses subjects including sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third-sector, supporting students from minority groups and the visual arts. The international and diverse contributions offer practical guidance and challenge conventional approaches to placement finding, teaching and assessment in field education. Written from a global social work perspective this is essential reading for anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.

Your Social Work Practice Placement

Author: Ian Mathews
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446292835
Format: PDF, ePub
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Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through the challenges they may face. Chapters include numerous real-life case examples which reflect a range of varying placement contexts including different settings, service-user groups, locations and areas of practice. The book will help students become confident on placement and lead to rich placement experiences which will benefit them throughout the rest of their degree and upon entry to the profession. Your Social Work Practice Placements is essential reading for all social care students.

Social Work Placements

Author: Mark Doel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135190275
Format: PDF
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Placements can be one of the most exciting parts of your social work training but also one of the most daunting. This Guide will help you to make the most of your practice learning opportunities. The guide highlights how you can make the most of your placement, as well as anticipating some of the problem areas and pitfalls to avoid. It covers: preparing for your placement getting to grips with placement documentation understanding how and what you might learn on placement integrating theory with practice non-traditional placements anticipating difficulties and dealing with them getting the best from assessment and evaluation. Using a cast of ‘fellow travellers’ – students, work-based supervisors, practice educators and college tutors – to illustrate issues raised, the Guide is accessible and contains plenty of case studies. It is the ideal book for anyone wanting to make sure their placement goes as well as possible, whether they are a student or a supervisor.

Social Work Practice Learning

Author: David Edmondson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293025
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help you successfully pass your compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice. Giving examples of the PCF plus clear exercises, strategies and tips, the book: -Introduces your students to social work in the context of contemporary reforms. -Takes you through each stage of the new placement structure explaining supervision, reflective practice and critical thinking in social work. -Addresses trouble shooting and problem solving on placement. -Helps you prepare for complex casework with individuals, families, groups and communities; address risk in social work; and engage with diverse groups and communities. By using this book, you'll be armed with the tools you need to get the most out of your placement. David Edmondson is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University

Surviving Your Social Work Placement

Author: Karen Jones
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328231
Format: PDF, ePub
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This best-selling guide to social work placements is designed to support you through one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of your social work degree. Now substantially revised to take into account the latest developments in social work education in the UK: • It includes fully updated guidance on how you will be assessed, with reference to the latest professional frameworks and standards; including the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for England. • It contains a completely new chapter on professional values, diversity and social justice. • It is packed with reflective activities and advice from your student peers to help you develop your practice skills and identity. Written in a friendly and accessible style by two authors with a wealth of teaching experience, this is an essential guide to not only surviving, but getting the most out of, your social work placement.

Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Education

Author: Florence Watson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029815
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The authors explain about how to go about gathering evidence from fieldwork and practice placements and how to prepare and plan an assignment or project. Guidance is given on applying law and policy, and how to react in the case of failure.

Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice

Author: Pam Green Lister
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136487395
Format: PDF, Docs
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All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two – so that each informs the other – is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully. Structured around different approaches to learning, Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice covers: Adult and student centred learning Learning and teaching techniques and assessment methods How to locate and identify theory How to critically analyse theory Key theoretical concepts in social science Issues surrounding anti-oppressive theory and practice Methods of intervention Integrating theory and practice in academic work and on placements. This essential text helps students to identify, critically analyse and apply theory appropriately, enhancing their practice. It will be useful to all social work students struggling with the theory-practice gap.

Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Author: Aidan Worsley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271684
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the centre of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life. Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail. This book will be an invaluable resource for social work students during their studies and on their practice placement. It will also be useful for qualified social workers, who want to continue their professional education.

Practice Learning and Teaching

Author: Steven Shardlow
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333516348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Recognising the centrality of the practice placement in preparing students to become effective social workers, this book offers practical guidance to both students and their practice teachers regarding how to enhance learning on placement in social work agencies.